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Record number 552509
Title Effectiveness of agri-environmental management on pollinators is moderated more by ecological contrast than by landscape structure or land-use intensity
Author(s) Marja, Riho; Kleijn, David; Tscharntke, Teja; Klein, Alexandra Maria; Frank, Thomas; Batáry, Péter
Source Ecology Letters 22 (2019)9. - ISSN 1461-023X - p. 1493 - 1500.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.13339
Department(s) PE&RC
Plant Ecology and Nature Conservation
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2019
Keyword(s) Agri-environmental schemes - bees - biodiversity - butterflies - ecosystem services - flower strips - hoverflies - land-use intensity - meta-analysis
Abstract

Agri-environment management (AEM) started in the 1980s in Europe to mitigate biodiversity decline, but the effectiveness of AEM has been questioned. We hypothesize that this is caused by a lack of a large enough ecological contrast between AEM and non-treated control sites. The effectiveness of AEM may be moderated by landscape structure and land-use intensity. Here, we examined the influence of local ecological contrast, landscape structure and regional land-use intensity on AEM effectiveness in a meta-analysis of 62 European pollinator studies. We found that ecological contrast was most important in determining the effectiveness of AEM, but landscape structure and regional land-use intensity played also a role. In conclusion, the most successful way to enhance AEM effectiveness for pollinators is to implement measures that result in a large ecological improvement at a local scale, which exhibit a strong contrast to conventional practices in simple landscapes of intensive land-use regions.

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